Dog with Cocaine and Meth in His System Finds His Forever Home


Shortly after reading about a dog that was surrendered to a local animal rescue, Trista Pino knew she had to have that dog in her family. published the story on Friday and now there’s a happy ending.

The male Boxer-mix was surrendered to Second Chances Animal Rescue on Thursday. Right away, the volunteer group knew something was wrong with the dog. With a $1,000 deposit, the group quickly took the dog to Algoma Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Alicia .

The Vet ran tests and it was discovered the dog tested positive for Cocaine and Methamphetamine. The dog was sick, lethargic and couldn’t walk.

The quick action of the volunteers at Second Chance Animal Rescue saved the dog.

That’s when Trista Pino made the decision to adopt the Boxer. She named him “Chance the Man”

Chance made a full recovery after a day at the vets and was quickly adopted out to his new forever home.

“he’s safe..sound and going to be spoiled!” Pino wrote on her Facebook page.


  • Craig Huckerby

    Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching and Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"

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